GUATEMALA'S Volcano Fuego has erupted 10 times every hour in a terrifying day of explosions, violently spewing vivid jets of lava and plumes of hot smoke and ash into the skies.
Volcan de Fuego - Central America’s most active volcanoes - has been erupting once again, threatening another round of massive damage to Central America. The Volcano of Fire in Guatemala averaged seven to ten explosive eruptions per hour on Wednesday. In June, the volcano’s violent flows killed 194 people and left at least 234 missing, although organisations supporting nearby communities insist there are thousands missing. Fuego is famous for being almost constantly active at a low level. Small gas and ash eruptions occur every 15 to 20 minutes.
Guatemala is consistently under threat from Fuego, which has erupted a total of five times in 2018.
The central American country lies on the Pacific Ring of Fire - an arc of tectonic instability caused by the earth’s converging plates.
Earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions are therefore particularly common in these regions.
Fuego is located roughly 19 miles south of Guatemala City, is 3,763 metres tall, and is one of the most active volcanoes in Central America.
Volcanologists have said lava is rising 500 metres above Fuego’s crater, and ash clouds extend one kilometre above the volcano’s summit.